↓ Skip to main content

Economic returns in forming stable R

Overview of attention for article published in SpringerPlus, September 2016
Altmetric Badge


2 Dimensions

Readers on

1 Mendeley
You are seeing a free-to-access but limited selection of the activity Altmetric has collected about this research output. Click here to find out more.
Economic returns in forming stable R&D networks
Published in
SpringerPlus, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40064-016-3260-8
Pubmed ID

Mohamad Alghamdi


The aim of this paper is to study the individual and social benefits behind constructing stable R&D networks. We find that the equilibrium outcomes of a stable network are related to the number of competitors. As they increase, the individual outcomes and the total welfare decrease. This implies that in the individual and social perspectives, small stable networks are more desirable than the large ones. Furthermore, when comparing the stability of the components of a network with a complete network, we conclude two main observations. The first observation shows that the stability of the components of a network does not necessarily guarantee a stable overall network. The second observation suggests that firms prefer to be part of a complete network rather than part of a stable component of a network. This preference depends on the profit of firms where it is maximized when firms are belong to the complete network.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 1 Mendeley reader of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 1 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 1 100%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 1 100%